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37:1  By those who range themselves in ranks
37:2  And so are strong in repelling (evil)
37:3  And thus proclaim the Message (of God)
37:4  Verily, verily, your God is one!
37:5  Lord of the heavens and of the earth and all between them, and Lord of every point at the rising of the sun
37:6  We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars,
37:7  (For beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits
37:8  (So) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side
37:9  Repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty
37:10  Except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming fire, of piercing brightness
37:11  Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay
37:12  Truly dost thou marvel, while they ridicule
37:13  And, when they are admonished, pay no heed,
37:14  And, when they see a Sign, turn it to mockery
37:15  And say, "This is nothing but evident sorcery
37:16  "What! when we die, and become dust and bones, shall we (then) be raised up (again
37:17  "And also our fathers of old?"
37:18  Say thou: "Yea, and ye shall then be humiliated (on account of your evil)."
37:19  Then it will be a single (compelling) cry; and behold, they will begin to see
37:20  They will say, "Ah! Woe to us! This is the Day of Judgment!"
37:21  (A voice will say,) "This is the Day of Sorting Out, whose truth ye (once) denied!"
37:22  "Bring ye up", it shall be said, "The wrong-doers and their wives, and the things they worshipped
37:23  "Besides God, and lead them to the Way to the (Fierce) Fire
37:24  "But stop them, for they must be asked
37:25  "'What is the matter with you that ye help not each other?'"
37:26  Nay, but that day they shall submit (to Judgment)
37:27  And they will turn to one another, and question one another
37:28  They will say: "It was ye who used to come to us from the right hand (of power and authority)!"
37:29  They will reply: "Nay, ye yourselves had no Faith
37:30  "Nor had we any authority over you. Nay, it was ye who were a people in obstinate rebellion
37:31  "So now has been proved true, against us, the word of our Lord that we shall indeed (have to) taste (the punishment of our sins)
37:32  "We led you astray: for truly we were ourselves astray."
37:33  Truly, that Day, they will (all) share in the Penalty
37:34  Verily that is how We shall deal with Sinners
37:35  For they, when they were told that there is no god except God, would puff themselves up with Pride
37:36  And say: "What! shall we give up our gods for the sake of a Poet possessed?"
37:37  Nay! he has come with the (very) Truth, and he confirms (the Message of) the apostles (before him)
37:38  Ye shall indeed taste of the Grievous Penalty;
37:39  But it will be no more than the retribution of (the Evil) that ye have wrought;
37:40  But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of God,
37:41  For them is a Sustenance determined
37:42  Fruits (Delights); and they (shall enjoy) honour and dignity
37:43  In Gardens of Felicity
37:44  Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity)
37:45  Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain
37:46  Crystal-white, of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof)
37:47  Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom
37:48  And besides them will be chaste women, restraining their glances, with big eyes (of wonder and beauty)
37:49  As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded
37:50  Then they will turn to one another and question one another
37:51  One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth)
37:52  "Who used to say, 'what! art thou amongst those who bear witness to the Truth (of the Message)
37:53  "'When we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?'"
37:54  (A voice) said: "Would ye like to look down?"
37:55  He looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire
37:56  He said: "By God! thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition
37:57  "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I should certainly have been among those brought (there)
37:58  "Is it (the case) that we shall not die
37:59  "Except our first death, and that we shall not be punished?"
37:60  Verily this is the supreme achievement
37:61  For the like of this let all strive, who wish to strive
37:62  Is that the better entertainment or the Tree of Zaqqum
37:63  For We have truly made it (as) a trial for the wrong-doers
37:64  For it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-Fire
37:65  The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of devils
37:66  Truly they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith
37:67  Then on top of that they will be given a mixture made of boiling water
37:68  Then shall their return be to the (Blazing) Fire
37:69  Truly they found their fathers on the wrong Path
37:70  So they (too) were rushed down on their footsteps
37:71  And truly before them, many of the ancients went astray;
37:72  But We sent aforetime, among them, (apostles) to admonish them;
37:73  Then see what was the end of those who were admonished (but heeded not),
37:74  Except the sincere (and devoted) Servants of God
37:75  (In the days of old), Noah cried to Us, and We are the best to hear prayer
37:76  And We delivered him and his people from the Great Calamity
37:77  And made his progeny to endure (on this earth)
37:78  And We left (this blessing) for him among generations to come in later times
37:79  "Peace and salutation to Noah among the nations!"
37:80  Thus indeed do we reward those who do right
37:81  For he was one of our believing Servants
37:82  Then the rest we overwhelmed in the Flood
37:83  Verily among those who followed his Way was Abraham
37:84  Behold! he approached his Lord with a sound heart
37:85  Behold! he said to his father and to his people, "What is that which ye worship
37:86  "Is it a falsehood- gods other than God- that ye desire
37:87  "Then what is your idea about the Lord of the worlds?"
37:88  Then did he cast a glance at the Stars
37:89  And he said, "I am indeed sick (at heart)!"
37:90  So they turned away from him, and departed
37:91  Then did he turn to their gods and said, "will ye not eat (of the offerings before you)?..
37:92  "What is the matter with you that ye speak not (intelligently)?"
37:93  Then did he turn upon them, striking (them) with the right hand
37:94  Then came (the worshippers) with hurried steps, and faced (him)
37:95  He said: "Worship ye that which ye have (yourselves) carved
37:96  "But God has created you and your handwork!"
37:97  They said, "Build him a furnace, and throw him into the blazing fire!"
37:98  (This failing), they then sought a stratagem against him, but We made them the ones most humiliated
37:99  He said: "I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me
37:100  "O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!"
37:101  So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear
37:102  Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if God so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!"
37:103  So when they had both submitted their wills (to God), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice)
37:104  We called out to him "O Abraham
37:105  "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right
37:106  For this was obviously a trial
37:107  And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice
37:108  And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times
37:109  "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"
37:110  Thus indeed do We reward those who do right
37:111  For he was one of our believing Servants
37:112  And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous
37:113  We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls
37:114  Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron
37:115  And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity
37:116  And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles)
37:117  And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear
37:118  And We guided them to the Straight Way
37:119  And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times
37:120  "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"
37:121  Thus indeed do We reward those who do right
37:122  For they were two of our believing Servants
37:123  So also was Elias among those sent (by Us)
37:124  Behold, he said to his people, "Will ye not fear (God)
37:125  "Will ye call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators,
37:126  "God, your Lord and Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old?"
37:127  But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up (for punishment),
37:128  Except the sincere and devoted Servants of God (among them)
37:129  And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times
37:130  "Peace and salutation to such as Elias!"
37:131  Thus indeed do We reward those who do right
37:132  For he was one of our believing Servants
37:133  So also was Lut among those sent (by Us)
37:134  Behold, We delivered him and his adherents, al
37:135  Except an old woman who was among those who lagged behind
37:136  Then We destroyed the rest
37:137  Verily, ye pass by their (sites), by day
37:138  And by night: will ye not understand
37:139  So also was Jonah among those sent (by Us)
37:140  When he ran away (like a slave from captivity) to the ship (fully) laden
37:141  He (agreed to) cast lots, and he was condemned
37:142  Then the big Fish did swallow him, and he had done acts worthy of blame
37:143  Had it not been that he (repented and) glorified God
37:144  He would certainly have remained inside the Fish till the Day of Resurrection
37:145  But We cast him forth on the naked shore in a state of sickness
37:146  And We caused to grow, over him, a spreading plant of the gourd kind
37:147  And We sent him (on a mission) to a hundred thousand (men) or more
37:148  And they believed; so We permitted them to enjoy (their life) for a while
37:149  Now ask them their opinion: Is it that thy Lord has (only) daughters, and they have sons?
37:150  Or that We created the angels female, and they are witnesses (thereto)
37:151  Is it not that they say, from their own invention
37:152  "God has begotten children"? but they are liars
37:153  Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons
37:154  What is the matter with you? How judge ye
37:155  Will ye not then receive admonition
37:156  Or have ye an authority manifest
37:157  Then bring ye your Book (of authority) if ye be truthful
37:158  And they have invented a blood-relationship between Him and the Jinns: but the Jinns know (quite well) that they have indeed to appear (before his Judgment- Seat)
37:159  Glory to God! (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him)
37:160  Not (so do) the Servants of God, sincere and devoted
37:161  For, verily, neither ye nor those ye worship
37:162  Can lead (any) into temptation concerning God
37:163  Except such as are (themselves) going to the blazing Fire
37:164  (Those ranged in ranks say): "Not one of us but has a place appointed
37:165  "And we are verily ranged in ranks (for service)
37:166  "And we are verily those who declare (God's) glory!"
37:167  And there were those who said
37:168  "If only we had had before us a Message from those of old
37:169  "We should certainly have been Servants of God, sincere (and devoted)!"
37:170  But (now that the Qur'an has come), they reject it: But soon will they know
37:171  Already has Our Word been passed before (this) to our Servants sent (by Us)
37:172  That they would certainly be assisted
37:173  And that Our forces,- they surely must conquer
37:174  So turn thou away from them for a little while
37:175  And watch them (how they fare), and they soon shall see (how thou farest)
37:176  Do they wish (indeed) to hurry on our Punishment
37:177  But when it descends into the open space before them, evil will be the morning for those who were warned (and heeded not)
37:178  So turn thou away from them for a little while
37:179  And watch (how they fare) and they soon shall see (how thou farest)
37:180  Glory to thy Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they ascribe (to Him)
37:181  And Peace on the apostles
37:182  And Praise to God, the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds